8 essential qualities that make a good estate agent

  Good estate agents can be difficult to find if you don’t know the qualities to look for. Industry research has produced 8 essential findings about what you should be looking for when scouting around for the perfect agent. They communicate As a house seller or buyer it can be stressful dealing with an agent who’s not…
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Buoyant Property Market!

We are selling and renting houses across Leicestershire in record time! Combining personal service with modern technologies and social media means you get a highly tailored, first class service all the way.   Contact Claire, Paul or Hazel to discuss your property sale or rental property. 0116 2168 178 info@phillipsgeorge.co.uk  

What are the main changes landlords should be aware of in 2018?

The lettings industry is forever changing and this year is no exception. If you are a landlord or hoping to become one soon, it is worth reviewing these four upcoming changes which could not only affect your compliance with the law but also the profitability of your portfolio. Mortgage Interest Tax Relief From April 2017,…
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Top tips to help you sell your home in winter

Although the summer months are traditionally the best time to put a home up for sale, the lead up to Christmas and after New Year can also be a busy period. These top tips will help you maximise the selling potential of your home over the winter period. Light It Up Get as much light…
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October is National Home Security Month

As the nights are starting to draw in, it is worth considering what measures you can put in place to improve the safety of your home and possessions. Lighting Consider installing motion-sensitive lighting fixtures above front doors, porches, garage doors and entrances to back gardens. Fit timers to indoor lights when you are out for…
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“Great first year” for County Agent

The team at Phillips George consists of directors Clare Phillips and Paul McCullough, both experienced property professionals with a background in residential sales and lettings throughout Leicestershire. Hazel Neal is the third director and comes from a property developing background, ensuring that all things property can be catered for under one roof. A new addition…
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Top Tips for Landlords – maximise your portfolio

Spread the Risk It is often more profitable to buy a number of properties than just one for the same outlay. This gives you more flexibility and reduces the effects from empty periods; your risks are minimised. If only one property is purchased a void period will result in no income. However, if multiple smaller…
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Welcome Emma Clark – Independent Financial Advisor

We welcome Emma Clark of Fosse Mortgage & Protection Solutions who will be based in our office on Mondays and Thursdays should you wish to come in and chat about a mortgage. Because Emma is an independent advisor she is able to offer exclusive finance options not available on the high street which could save…
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An eye for house viewers’ habits!

What do you think home buyers actually look at when viewing a property? A new study carried out by property improvement experts Anglian Home Improvements has revealed some interesting results. By using eye tracking technology, they were able to analyse viewers’ eye movements, taking note of what they looked at, what disrupted their natural eye…
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Connection not just location

A recent study by Go Compare Home Insurance has found that buyers are increasingly looking for ‘connection, connection, connection’ when it comes to choosing a new home. The survey found that the most desirable properties are located in good neighbourhoods, with low crime rates, near local shops and GP or dentist surgeries.  But, the survey…
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